You are not alone. Whatever you are enduring right now, know that there is help for you. There is compassion, understanding, and ideas for how to move forward. Most importantly, there is hope.
Some of the reasons you might be seeking therapy:
You want to love and accept yourself: Many people who come to therapy describe lack of love and compassion for themselves. Disappointed in themselves in some aspect, people wrestle with the resulting grief they feel. In therapy, you can discover what lies at the core of your self-esteem issues and learn new methods for gently loving and accepting yourself.
You seek healing from a traumatic experience: At some point in life, many people endure the bewildering hardship of a physical, emotional or behavioral trauma. While you may have worked to put this memory behind you, perhaps you still struggle and wonder what it might be like to experience healing. Lifespan Integration therapy has shown to be effective at offering relief from traumatic memories and offering new hope for a fully healthy, functional life.
You want to improve your relationships: Whether you are struggling with relationships with your spouse or partner, a child, a supervisor, a parent, or a colleague, counseling can help. Therapeutic conversation in a safe environment can help you unearth what is happening inside of your relationships and find new strategies for creating healthier connections.
You want to improve your self-care: In therapy, you are the focus. Most of the rest of your life is focused on delivering for others, supporting others, and caring for others. Tending to yourself is a strategy for healthy, productive living and will build a foundation of strength in your life that will allow you to more ably turn to those who rely on you, and offer them renewed energy and compassion.
You want a place to express emotion, process grief, or learn to forgive: Most of us need help figuring out our emotions, how to process them, and how to move on. If we don’t learn this, serious physical, physiological, emotional or relational consequences can emerge. In therapy, you can spend time in supportive consideration of your emotional inner landscape, and experiment with new behaviors for processing those emotions. A conversation with a boss that may seem intimidating in real life can be rehearsed in therapy. Grief and loss associated with the loss of a loved one can be honored, respected, and carefully journeyed through. The implications of forgiveness can be weighed, considered, and actions considered. When practiced in therapy, healthy, affirming behaviors will seem more natural and easy to access in the rest of your life.
Know that you will find compassion, understanding, and ideas for how to move forward as we meet to explore your concerns.
You are not alone.
And there is hope.
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About Brenda Joy
My focus is an approach called Lifespan Integration, which is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method that heals without re-traumatizing. I have particular passion for working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and victimization, and people in recovery from cancer. Using a person-centered approach, I also offer support with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss.